Immunopotentiating Reconstituted Influenza Virosomes (IRIVs)

  • Reinhard Glück
Part of the Methods in Molecular Medicine™ book series (MIMM, volume 42)

Abstract

Immunization is the most effective defense mechanism against microbial infections today. Although highly effective vaccines are currently available for a number of infectious diseases, vaccine formulations can still be improved in a number of important areas. Issues of safety, stability, delivery, and combining vaccines to several pathogens need to be addressed. For many diseases, a greater understanding of microbial pathogenesis and the basis for protective immunity is still needed. The ability to induce antigen-specific humoral and cell-mediated immunity is crucial to the development of effective prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines.

Keywords

Hepatitis Polysaccharide Adduct Malaria Choline 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard Glück
    • 1
  1. 1.Head, Virology, Swiss Serum and Vaccine Institute BerneBerneSwitzerland

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